IbizaRush caught up with co-owner Wayne Lineker to ask him a few questions……
Thanks Wayne for joining us for this interview, we’ll start off with
IR: What made you and your business partner Tony Truman decide to open a beach club? Especially when critics claimed that such an idea would not work in San Antonio.
WL: “TONY CALLED ME VERY EXCITED ONE DAY AS A PLOT OF LAND HAD BECOME AVAILABLE THAT HE HAS BEEN AFTER FOR YEARS. IT WAS THE OBVIOUS CONCEPT TO PUT THERE. YES MANY PEOPLE SAID IT WOULD NEVER WORK IN SAN ANTONIO BUT WE WERE EXTREMELY CONFIDENT WITH OUR IDEAS AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY WE COULD MAKE IT WORK. THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE EATING HUMBLE PIE AS WE ARE NOW THE MOST POPULAR VENUE IN IBIZA AS FAR AS THE BRITS ARE CONCERNED”
IR: The craziest day/night you have experienced since opening Ocean Beach?
WL: “THE VERY FIRST DAY WE OPENED BACK IN 2012, IT HIT ME THEN WHAT A MONSTER THIS IS. THE PLACE WAS BUZZING LIKE I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THE REST IS HISTORY. THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY DAYS SINCE THEN THAT HAVE BEEN SPECIAL. ONE IN PARTICULAR WAS HED KANDI MONDAY JUNE 9th LAST SEASON WHICH WAS MY FIRST DAY WITH MY NOW GIRLFRIEND DANIELLE SANDHU. IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PERFECT”
IR: Almost in the style of Total Wipeout, (dubbed by the Daily Mail) What gave you the idea to create the 7,000sq ft ocean mania? Which opens May 1st.
WL: “SOMEONE APPROACHED US WITH THE IDEA OF THE INFLATABLE WATER PARK AND MY PARTNER TONY TRUMAN THEN DID LOTS OF RESEARCH ETC AND IT JUST SEEMED A GOOD FUN THING TO DO. WE OPENED LATE LAST SUMMER AND WAS AN IMMEDIATE SUCCESS”
IR: Was Ocean Beach hotel the obvious next step?
WL: “ITS GREAT TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE HOTEL AND GREAT FOR OCEAN BEACH. ADDS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF STIGMA TOO TO THE BUSINESS”
IR: If we were to listen to Wayne Lineker’s Ipod, what sort of tunes would we expect to hear?
IR: Your favourite hang outs on the white isle?
WL: “OCEAN BEACH AND A BAR CALLED LINEKERS! THOSE ASIDE I LOVE PACHA, SPACE AND USHUAIA, AND OF COURSE THE AMAZING LIO. I ALSO LOVE GOING TO PLASTIK AS MY CLOSE FRIENDS OWN IT AND THE MUSIC IS THE BEST IN THERE. I LOVE TO GO TO MAMBOS TOO FOR SUNSET”
IR: What makes Ibiza so magic for you?
WL: “THE VIBE THE MUSIC AND THE PEOPLE. THE BEACHES ARE SO AMAZING TOO IF KNOW THE ISLAND”
IR: What do you expect in the 2015 season compared to last year?
WL: “WE’RE EXPECTING YET ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING YEAR. I LITERALLY CANNOT WAIT. THE BUZZ AROUND IBIZA 2015 IS CRAZY”
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